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  EXCLUSIVE: ACCEPT: "WE WANT TO PLAY WITH AN ORCHESTRA AGAIN"
5th August 2017



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Accept played the biggest gig of their impressive career at Wacken on Thursday night and Wolf Hoffman spoke to TotalRock the morning after the night before about the performance and new album, 'The Rise Of Chaos', which was released the day after the German maestros slayed Wacken's main stage.

An enthusiastic Wolf, bubbling with triumph from the previous evening, told TotalRock's Whitney Alyson Ribbins that he wants to do more orchestral performances with his band of iconic Teutonic Terrors.

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"Fabulous and wet", was how Wolf described how he felt as the rain lashed down on the Holy Ground of Wacken and the guitar virtuoso went on to explain his thoughts in the run up to what was Accept's crowning moment.

"It was phenomenal. We didn't really know what to expect. We did some rehearsals and stuff but that was the first time we were ever on stage with an orchestra.

"It was totally different to what we normally do but it sounded fantastic and it felt great, everybody was smiling, the orchestra people had a lot of fun, the conductor was in a great mood and everybody was like... 'this is fun'.

"Tt all went really, really smooth and it couldn't have gone better.

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"A lot of preparation went into it, months of talking about it and organising everything and writing the scores and writing all the sheet music for everybody because playing with an orchestra, you can't just jam."

When asked whether this was something he would like to carry on doing, Wolf didn't hesitate in saying:

"Yeah - I'd love to.

"For me, classical music... the sound of an orchestra is something that has always fascinated me. My whole life I have wanted to combine the two elements together.

"I've done it by using classical bits and pieces in my solos over the years, then I made a solo record, then I made a solo record with an orchestra and now finally live on stage with an orchestra like that, fifty people, it was a dream come true and hopefully we get to do it again some time."

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Wolf went on to speak about Thursday's three-part performance that will surely go down in Wacken history and Accept's new album, 'The Rise Of Chaos', which was released yesterday and has already made a massive impact.

You can hear the full interview with Wolf on TotalRock radio in the next few days. In the meantime, make sure you don't drink any of that Koolaid.



'The Rise Of Chaos' European tour

12th January: (DE) Hamburg - Mehr! Theater
13th January: (DE) Filderstadt - Filharmonie
14th January: (DE) Munich - TonHalle
16th January: (DE) Leipzig - Haus Auensee
17th January: (DE) Berlin - Huxleys
19th January: (DE) Geiselwind - Eventzentrum
20th January: (CZ) Zlín - Euronics
21st January: (HU) Budapest - Barba Negra
23rd January: (IT) Milano - Live Music Club
24th January: (CH) Zurich - Komplex 457
26th January: (ES) Barcelona - Sala Razzmatazz
27th January: (ES) Madrid - La Riviera
28th January: (ES) Bilbao - Santana 27
30th January: (FR) Saint-Étienne - Le FIL
1st February: (FR) Lille - L'Aéronef
2nd February: (DE) Saarbrücken - Garage
3rd February: (CH) Lausanne - Les Docks
4th February: (DE) Frankfurt - Batschkapp
6th February: (NL) Eindhoven - Effenaar
7th February: (BE) Antwerpen - Trix
8th February: (UK) London - Koko
9th February: (DE) Oberhausen - Turbinenhalle
11th February: (DK) Copenhagen - Vega
12th February: (NO) Oslo - Rockefeller
14th February: (SWE) Gothenburg - Trädgår'n
15th February: (SWE) Stockholm - Cruise
17th February: (FI) Turku - Logomo
18th February: (FI) Helsinki - The Circus

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WACKEN WINTER NIGHTS IS HEAVY METAL WONDERLAND

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Wacken Winter Nights 2018 takes place between February 23rd and 25th 2018 and the great news is that you can now experience a full-on, top class German Metal Festival easily and affordably.

It only takes an hour to fly to Hamburg from London and we've had longer journeys than that within the capital and they were certainly more expensive than the £33 air ticket that just appeared in our 'flights to Wacken Winter Nights' search.

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Wacken Winter Nights is organised by the same team who are responsible for the world's greatest Metal festival, Wacken-Open-Air and the 2018 bill includes Skyclad, Orphaned Land, Elvenking, Finntroll, Grave Digger, Aeverium, Comes Vagantes, Coppelius, Corvus Corax, Die Pressgëng, Elvellon, Heimataerde, Hell-O-Matic, Ignis Fatuu, Ingrimm, Irdorath, Johnny Deathshadow, Krayenzeit, Letzte Instanz, Mr Hurley und die Pulveraffen, Pampatut, Pat Razket, Schandmaul, Sündenrausch, The Aberlour's, The Moon And The Nightspirit, Torfrock, Visions Of Atlantis, Vroudenspil, Wind Rose and more.



Besides this rich billing of superb Metal bands, there is so much more to see in the festival area including the medieval market and also the walking acts and jugglers you will meet at the theme worlds, including Robert Blake, three-time World Cup winner of street magic.

Wacken Winter Nights is something not to be missed and you can check out the amazing ticket and accommodation prices right here.

We just priced up the whole four day trip with hotels, flights, shuttles and festival tickets for less than £300 and we don't think you will get a better value festival than that, anywhere.

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MetalTalk recently sat down with Wacken founder and owner Thomas Jensen and that interview will be online next week and it's a fascinating insight into how Wacken originated from nothing to become the world's premiere Heavy Metal event.

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Wacken 2018 takes place from 2nd to 4th August 20218 and as with Wacken Winter Nights, if you have never experienced all it has to offer, then you owe it to yourself to remedy that.

Already announced for Wacken 2018 are Judas Priest, Nightwish, Running Wild (exclusive), Arch Enemy, Dirkschneider, Doro (Special Anniversary Show), In Extremo, Sepultura, Amorphis, Amaranthe, Firewind, W.A.R., Belphegor, Mantar, Knorkator, Deserted Fear, Watain, Night Demon, Epica, Knorkator, Belphegor, Firewind, Deserted Fear and many more and we'll have more Wacken 2018 announcements during December.

As well as being the greatest Heavy Metal festival in the world, it is without a doubt the Mecca of Metal and the one thing that every single person who loves our music should have on their bucket list.

For 2018, MetalTalk have joined forces with Wacken-Open-Air to help you get to Wacken easily and inexpensively and you can peruse the ticket and travel options right here.

If you are interested in going to Wacken 2018 and have questions, please fill out the form below and we will contact you with answers to all your enquiries. You are under no obligation whatsoever by filling this form out. We won't add you to any mailing lists or send you loads of spam - all we will do is help you get to Wacken as easily and inexpensively as possible.

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